The soccer world championship is just around the corner and host country Brazil is bracing itself for its big debut. A total of twelve cities will host the games. One of them will be held in the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paolo, where things are running at full speed. When completed, 68,000 fans will fit in the stadium. They will not only be presented with great plays on the field, but in the true sense of the word, the arena shines. In the area of lighting design, OSRAM is setting new standards in the Arena Corinthians.
“The high tech lighting solutions go far above the stringent standards set by FIFA,” says Michael Pleuser, Vice-President of Sales & Marketing for OSRAM. Energy efficient LED and metal fume lamps light up the field with a total of 5000 Lux. In addition, it has the largest LED stadium screen, which measures 170 m x 20 m, in the world. “It is a one of a kind concept developed specifically for the customer,” Pleuser continued.
LED is one of the most sought after illuminants in the event industry. OSRAM responded to the trend at Prolight + Sound 2013, where the company introduced its first LED spotlight, the Kreios SL, for event and studio lighting. “With its light flux of over 3000 Lumen, it is the strongest spotlight in its class on the market today,” says Pleuser.
The inhouse development in this department will continue to be expanded. In the near future, the Kreios FL, OSRAM’s first LED floodlight for theater productions, stage work and outside lighting, with its IP65 protection class, will be available. Pleuer says, “It has the highest color rendering available on the market today and uses up to 80 percent less energy than regular halogen floodlights.” In addition, the developers are working on an LED spotlight with daylight correlated colour temperature for television and studio lighting, exhibitions and events. The marketing manager does not want to reveal too much but added, “We are looking forward to seeing the visitors at our booth at Prolight + Sound 2014.”
Some impressions of the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paolo:
Picture sources: OSRAM